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Greg Jumes is a marine corps infantryman and founder of Victor Tech—the parent company of Victor App. Victor app is a mobile technology that serves as a transition assistance tool for active duty military as they prepare for their transition. Victor App helps veterans find the perfect city to move to before transitioning out of the military by focusing on career services, health & wellness, community and opportunity on a case by case basis, while providing discounts and incentives for veterans at local businesses.

The Transition From Military to Civilian Life

Greg’s USMC deployment ended February 2008, and his Marine Corps enlistment ended in January of 2010. After being deactivated, he attended a two day seminar to prepare him for his return to civilian life. Without any direction of what he should do after his time in the service, he returned to Sheboygan, the only destination he knew outside of military life. This began a cycle of depression, feelings of being lost, and drug use. Without the auspices of his fellow brothers, or orders to follow, he felt as though he no longer belonged in civilian life, even going through a bout of homelessness, in which he relied on the generosity of friends for a place to stay. Living on an air mattress, down to the last few dollars in his pocket, desperation and depression had become a day-to-day reality, when he saw a hiring ad for an international security firm called Triple Canopy. Less than 24 hours later, received an offer letter that would begin a 4 year career as a high-threat Security Contractor.

During his time as a contractor, he worked throughout Kuwait, Afganistan, and Iraq. Known for his trademark Hawaiian shirts, Greg provided training and security services to local and international personnel, identifying and mitigating potential threats, and honing methods to assess and expand intel that directly contributed to the safety and efficiency of operations.

It was through these experiences and skills that he realized how he could best help others avoid the turbulence that he went through. Recognizing that active service members could be better served by utilizing their skills of planning and efficiency, as well as information gathering, Greg decided to create a platform with which they could successfully manage their own transition back to civilian life. Through working with recruiters, educational organizations, local businesses, and health providers his goal is to create a platform that will help veterans and their families plan a successful and meaningful life after service.

For more information please visit VictorApp.io